1 in 3 10-Year-Olds Access Porn

Carrie Dedrick | Editor, ChristianHeadlines.com | Thursday, July 16, 2015

1 in 3 10-Year-Olds Access Porn


Health experts gathered in Washington, D.C. this week to bring the epidemic of pornography access to children to the attention of Congress. The Christian Post reports that director of Sexual Trauma and Psychopathic Program Center for Cognitive Therapy Mary Anne Layden warned congressional staffers that online pornography is quickly becoming an addiction crisis in the United States. 

 

According to research presented by Ernie Allen, former president and CEO of the International Center for Missing & Exploited Children, the average children sees pornography for the first time at age 12. One in three 10-years-olds and 53 percent of 12 to 15-year-olds access internet pornography. 

 

Layden said, "What information is it feeding them? It is telling them this: There is no such thing as too much sex and there is no sexual behavior that is harmful, toxic or traumatizing, and that sex is not about intimacy, caring, love or respect."

 

She continued, "[It is teaching them that] sex is not about marriage or having children. Sex is casual, recreational, adversarial and it is non-intimate. In fact, you don't even need to know your partner because sex with strangers is the best and most intense time for sex, and you can see the consequences of that in hookup culture on our college campuses."

 

"Of course, all these things are not true. That's because internet pornography is actually giving them sexual junk food. No wonder that the psychologists are calling pornography the new crack cocaine."

 

 

Publication date: July 16, 2015

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